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    The Forgetting Curve

    Presented by at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    September 11 - September 27, 2014


    The Forgetting Curve

    Rising Company, Bridge Rep of Boston, presents World Premiere of The Forgetting Curve, a new play inspired by the true-life story of Patient HM.

    Desperate to cure his epilepsy, a young man underwent an experimental neurosurgery in 1953 -- shockingly, the procedure destroyed his brain's ability to form new memories. Now known as Patient HM, he became widely studied, and his fascinating case serves as inspiration for The Forgetting Curve, a new play told in a non-linear style through the lens of fictional neuroscientist, Dr. Laura Nebbens. She has studied HM for several decades, and on the eve of accepting a prestigious award, struggles to reconcile all she has scarified to leave the legacy of her life's work. Both she and HM have made significant contributions to the scientific community, and the human race -- but at what cost?

    After an ambitious and successful first season, Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston has been deemed a company to watch, with 8 IRNE Nominations, and a prestigious Eliot Norton Nomination for Best Production of a Play. For The Forgetting Curve, Bridge Rep is teaming up with New York-based company, Theatrum Mundi Productions, which recently served as an above-the-title producer for The Velocity of Autumn, on Broadway. 

    Learn more at

    Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    527 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Full price tickets are $45 plus processing fee.

    Student tickets are half price.

    All seating is general admission.

    Phone: 617 933 8600


    Garage Parking
    There are several parking options available within walking distance of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Please note that all prices are subject to change. 

    Atelier 505 Garage
    Monday - Saturday: $24 for 2-10 hours
    Monday - Wednesday after 6pm: $16
    Thursday - Friday after 6pm: $20
    Sunday: $21 all day
    This garage often fills up early and does not validate.
    505 Tremont Street / Entrance located on Warren Avenue

    Back Bay Garage 
    Evenings and Weekends: Special $7 rate, validation required from the Box Office
    Entrance on Clarendon Street between Boylston and St. James Streets

    Dartmouth Street Garage
    Monday - Friday after 5pm: Special $8 parking rate available, patron must surrender ticket stub when exiting garage
    At all other times, parking rate is $9 per hour
    126 Dartmouth Street

    Garade @ 100 Clarendon Street
    Seven days a week after 5pm: $10 parking, this is a regular rate and no validation is needed.
    Saturday and Sunday: $17 parking all day with validation.
    Wednesdays 12:30pm - 6:30pm: $17 parking with validation, valid only for Huntington Wednesday matinee performances at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
    100 Clarendon Street

    Validation is available before the show at the Calderwood Pavilion Box Office. (If you forget to validate your ticket pre-show, please contact a Front of House staff member for assistance.) Garage office cannot reimburse for tickets that are not validated.

    Street Parking
    Street parking is very limited but some patrons have had great luck finding coveted parking spots on Tremont Street.


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